Learn to write a compelling personal essay


If you have something you need to say but are unsure how to say it, the Candlelight Writing Workshops is offering a two-part beginning essay-writing workshop on consecutive Thursdays, June 13 and June 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the River Bend Bookshop, 2217 Main St., Glastonbury.

The personal essay offers one of the simplest paths to becoming a published writer. Numerous publications, including The Hartford Courant, are seeking to publish personal essays. The Hartford Courant’s publisher and editor-in-chief, Andrew Julien, will make a guest appearance to discuss the types of essays in which The Courant is interested.

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Wednesday Night Craft Class and Workshop: 

“Get Started and Keep Going: Creating a Writing Life”

River Bend Bookshop, 2217 Main Street Glastonbury, CT

April 3 – May 22, 2019,

an eight week course $300

Make the first step, then make the commitment, to the writing life you desire. This class will act as a catalyst for your writing process: how to get started, how to collect and encourage ideas, how to enlist your brain to activate your pen, how to become the writer you know you can be.

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